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NUART FESTIVAL 2015

Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, Nuart Festival - the world’s leading celebration of street art - will take place on the first weekend of September, 2015.

For the fifteenth year running, renowned artists from around the world will descend upon Stavanger, Norway with murals, installations and interventions popping up across the city.

Tou Scene centre for contemporary arts, a former 19th century brewery, will host the festival’s indoor exhibition. Nuart Plus, the festival’s annual symposium of academic and industry debates, artist presentations and film screenings will take place at Scandic Stavanger City hotel from Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 September. Here, key figures including Evan Pricco (Juxtapoz), Jaime Rojo and Steven Harrington (Brooklyn Street Art), Rachel Spence (Financial Times), Hanne Mugaas (Stavanger Kunsthall) and critic and author Carlo McCormick will come together with artists to delve into the culture’s roots and reflect on its place within the wider contemporary art canon.

Alongside the recurrent theme of Situationism, this year’s conference will explore notions of play and the ludic tendencies within street art and urban culture. From Jamie Reid - pioneer of the punk visual aesthetic - to conceptual artist Harmen de Hoop, photographer Martha Cooper and abstract graffiti pioneer Futura, leading practitioners from across the spectrum of street art will demonstrate how they approach their craft within the subject of play.

Nuart’s education programme constitutes the largest street art education programme in the world: this year, artists will visit 92 schools in the region to teach children how to make their own work using stencils and paste-ups. Devised in partnership with Den kulturelle skolesekken, the programme aims to inspire the next generation of street artists, thus ensuring the culture’s sustainability.

Founder and Director, Martyn Reed says:

“The focus of this year’s festival is Situationism, which initially inspired punk and more latterly the street art and activist movements we see today. We’re looking to establish where the culture of street art comes from and where it could potentially go: we want to get deeper and attach this culture to a long tradition of unsanctioned creativity on the streets, so that the powers that be don’t brand it as a “fad” as they did with graffiti in the 1980’s. The DIY aspects of Situationism, punk, graffiti and street art are closely aligned with traditions of play, and their connection all the more pertinent this year with the likes of Jamie Reid and Futura confirmed.”

Nuart Festival 2015 artists

Exhibition Venue: Beerhalls, Tou Scene. Kvitsøygate 25 Stavanger Norway

The exhibition entry fee 70/40,-
Sunday's 90min street art tours are 100kr, children under 16 go free

Opening hours
Saturday 5 September at 19:00, Tou Scene
Exhibition period: Sunday 6 September – Sunday 11 October
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 12:00 to 17:00 / Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 to 16:00
Closed Monday and Tuesday

 

INDOOR INSTALLATIONS

Shots from Nuart Festival 2015's indoor installation at Tou Scene, featuring the work of 16 international artists.

NUART 2015 FILM : SHOWTIME !

It was a bumper year for Nuart, hope this film gives those unable to attend an idea of what goes on !

INSTAGRAM

instagram.com/nuartfestival , feel free to download and share. Photos by @wallkandy aka Ian Cox

INDOOR INSTALLATIONS

Shots from Nuart Festival 2015's indoor installation at Tou Scene, featuring the work of 16 international artists.

NUART PLUS

Nuart Plus Symposium shot by Kristina Borhes

FIGHT CLUB

Evan Pricco (Juxtapoz), Harmen De Hoop, Carlo McCormick & Borusk Leer go head to head.
Photo's by John Roger

PEOPLE

Behind the scenes with Kristina Borhes and Nazar Tymoshchuk

SET UP

Photos by Calum Lasham

ELLA & PITR (FR)

Works indoor and out including the world's largest mural.

DOTDOTDOT TEASER

Dotdotdot in action for Nuart 2015

Photo: Eirik Halvorsen

ELLA & PITR TEASER

The world's largest outdoor mural...in progress.

Photo: Eirik Halvorsen

ELLA & PITR TEASER 2

The world's largest outdoor mural...in progress.

FUTURA - VIDEO

Check the technique ! style writing par excellence ! Documented by BSA.

HARMEN DE HOOP - VIDEO

Live video documentation of Harmen De Hoop's fascinating work for Nuart Festival 2015

ICY AND SOT TEASER

Teaser trailer for one of the many pieces created by Icy & Sot this year.

MARTIN WHATSON TEASER

Teaser for Martin Whatson's latest street piece for Nuart Festival 2015.

NUART 2015 PROMO

Nuart Festival 2015 promo video

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